Last weekend saw the start of a great summer of sport with the Islay Triathlon going from strength to strength in its 20th anniversary year. Saturday’s senior event was well attended with the men’s and women’s individual prizes going to Stephen Whiston and Hazel Manson from the Mid-Argyll Triathlon Club.
It was good to see some excellent performances from the younger entrants with Iain Harrison taking the best local individual prize and Katie Wood taking the fastest female runner award. The fastest female swimmer award was also kept on Islay with an exceptional swim from Lynzie McCuaig.
The me’sn team event was a local derby with the Bowmore Boys Connor Boyd, Grahame Bauld and David Rountree snatching victory from the Port Ellen Boys. The fastest women’s team was won with a strong performance by Ros Way, Hazel Whiston, Lorna MacGregor from Mid–Argyll and the fastest mixed team was won by John Hardie, Dave Payne and Rona Young. The junior team “Wavelength” with Romy Mitchell, Islay Mowat and Katie Wood won the junior team event with special congratulations to Romy for following this up by winning the individual prize at the junior event on
Active Schools ran the 5th Islay Schools Triathlon in partnership with Mactaggart Leisure Centre and with ScottishPower Renewables once again helping to sponsor the event. Children from P5 to S2 competed in the event either as mixed teams, girls teams or boys teams.
Well done to all competitors and thanks for making our 20th Anniversary a great day. Thanks also to all the volunteers who made the event possible, and to ScottishPower Renewables and Islay Energy Trust for their continued support. For more detailed results go to Islay Triathlon website.